Angel has finally found a clue pertaining to her artifact and the mysterious gear symbol from the treasure map. Before she can use it however, desert nomads kidnap Angel and hold her hostage in their camp.

At the camp, Angel meets a scholar named Lester, who befriends her and tells her legends of an ancient city hidden somewhere in the Sea of Sands that he's been searching for his entire life.

Before Angel can decide what to do next, a giant sand viper attacks the camp, destroying everything in its path.